Courtesy : Ajay Devgn
Bollywood’ Singham, Ajay Devgn turned saviour for Mumbai’s Dharavi in the tough times of Coronavirus. The actor came forward to extend help for a new quarantine facility constructed in the locality to treat the patients affected by the deadly virus.
Dharavi, often described as Asia’s largest slum has become a hotspot for COVID-19 and a large number of positive cases are emerging from this area. A new makeshift quarantine facility was constructed in 15 days and Ajay paid for invaluable equipment for the facility, opened on Monday.
Ajay paid for oxygen cylinders and ventilators required by the quarantine facility in Dharavi. The 200-bed facility, constructed in 15 days, will house four doctors, 12 nurses and 20 ward attendants. Kiran Dighavkar, the assistant municipal commissioner of G-North, told Mumbai Mirror: “We told him we needed oxygen cylinders for all 200 beds and two portable ventilators. He readily agreed to pay for them.”
Earlier, the actor donated through his Ajay Devgn Films Foundation and provided ration kits for 700 families in Dharavi. Ajay had urged others to donate in a tweet that read: “Dharavi is at the epicentre of the Covid19 outbreak.Many citizens supported by MCGM are working tirelessly on ground through NGOs to provide the needy with ration & hygiene kits. We at ADFF are helping 700 families.I urge you to also donate.”
Meanwhile, other Bollywood celebrities like Sonu Sood, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan among others are extending their help to the frontline workers, migrant workers and the needy people hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.